Meghalaya's living bridges bbc
Nov 07, 2011 In The Land of Clouds of India, Meghalaya, is the land of living bridges. People here find Ingenious natural solutions for fighting the forces of Nature. This video contains content from BBCLiving root bridges are a form of tree shaping common in the southern part of the Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. They are handmade from the aerial roots of rubber fig trees (Ficus elastica) by the Khasi and Jaintia peoples of the mountainous terrain along the southern part of the Shillong Plateau. meghalaya's living bridges bbc
Sep 10, 2011 Ancient solution: The 'double decker' living tree root bridge in the village of Nongriat in Meghalaya, India. Locals have been using the bridges for over 500 years
To build bridges across huge mountain waterfalls, inhabitants of India's Meghalayas mountains use living tree roots to weave together superstrong bridges. The bridges take generations to Meghalayas Living Root Bridges Natures Masterpiece. The bridges are formed by plaiting the stemroots of the rubber tree (Ficus Elastica) for a period of 2025 years, an activity which the people of Ri War in the southern slopes of Meghalaya are adept at. These root bridges span across rivers connecting one village to another. Some are as long as a 100 ft.meghalaya's living bridges bbc Sep 19, 2018 Meghalayas living root bridges. (Source official Twitter account of All India Radio) Discovering India Meghalayas Living Root Bridges: Where Nature Has Met Human Ingenuity. It takes decades for these natural bridges to become sturdy enough for use by people.